I used to have a mobile landline before with another provider but I had it disconnected last year.
Months after, I realized that I still need a mobile landline number to be even more reachable. Some companies would always call me on my landline number at home (not my mobile, for some strange reason) and even friends who are too kuripot too call me on my mobile would still ask for my landline. Thing is, I am always on the GO, so nobody would answer my home office’s number. I’ve been tempted before to get a PLDT Plus Landline that is linked to my house’s landline number but my mom already beat me to it.
Two weeks ago, Thomas, my good friend from PLDT gave me a PLDT Landline Plus Prepaid SIM card to try it out. I was hesitant to get one before because I heard some bad comments like “calls are not that clear, it’s like using a mobile phone” or “hindi sulit ang load“. But now that I have one, I might as well use it.
HOW TO SETUP YOUR PLDT LANDLINE PLUS PREPAID
I followed the steps found in the User Guide and it’s actually quite simple. First, I inserted the PLDT Landline Plus Prepaid SIM Card to my Cherry Mobile Flare HD.
Next, I topped-up my PLDT Landline Prepaid with a Php 300 Landline Load Card. Dialed 101212 + PIN found on the card and a voice recording confirmed that I have successfully loaded Php 300 to my account.
Lastly, with load I’ve topped-up earlier, I subscribed to Plan 300. All I needed to do was dial #101*300 using my PLDT Landline Prepaid Plus and a voice recording confirmed my selected Plan. According to the PLDT Home website, Plan 300 comes with 30 day incoming call service and FREE 600 minutes worth of local minutes. That’s roughly 10 hours of calls on a landline.
HOW WERE THE CALLS?
I made several minutes of calls and they were all fine. As far as I know, the PLDT Landline Plus Prepaid is using Smart’s GSM signal so it should work most of the time. It is not as excellent as using a wired landline at my home office, but at least it works.
IT’S NOT JUST A LANDLINE
PLDT uses a regular SIM card so you don’t need any adapters. You can use it with any GSM mobile phone. Heck, it can even work with an old phone like a Nokia 5110!
But if you want to surf the internet, just insert the PLDT Landline Plus Prepaid to a smartphone and tablet, top-up some more credits and you can be online in seconds.
Soon, you will also be able to surf the net using the PLDT Landline Plus Prepaid with a Smartphone or Tablet. When that happens, you’ll know it first here!
The SIM card only costs Php 100 and you can top-up with a PLDT Landline Prepaid or via electronic load from your favorite suking tindahan. The rates can be found here. Take note that the landline prepaid card does not act like your mobile phone prepaid account. If the Php 300 load expires, you will need to top-up again, otherwise the landline number will be deactivated.
IS IT WORTH IT?
Personally, I think paying Php 300 for 10 hours worth of local minutes is not bad at all. I can now contact offices that do not use mobile phones, like banks or service providers. And more importantly, I can be reached through my mobile landline wherever I go, as long as I am within Metro Manila. My kuripot friends will be very happy to call me on my PLDT Landline Plus Prepaid to bug me anytime they want!